Help me regain my flexibility!
April 11, 2010 1:44 PM Subscribe
My flexibility is disappearing with my youth, and I hate the overall creakiness and lack of balance that's left behind. Can someone recommend a good video to help me fight back?
posted by DrGail to health & fitness (15 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I work out five times a week: M, W, F on the weight machines, and T, Th doing intervals on the treadmill. I've done the weight routines for years (and just started rotating from the electronic to the mechanical machines on a 6-8 week basis) and the treadmill for the past year. I'm in good shape and pretty strong, but I'm not limber. Some of this comes with age (I'm in my mid-50s), I know, and X-rays have shown a touch of arthritis as well. Is it a pipe dream to expect that I can feel flexible and even lithe? I've acquired some stretching and flexibility books that just sit on the shelf or go back to the library, without making a difference in my life. I think a video-based stretching or flexibility routine would be easier for me to follow if someone can point me in the right direction.